Our Home Maintenance Service provides assistance with minor repairs and modifications in the home.
The range of tasks include:
- installation of handrails and other mobility aids (in conjunction with community-based occupational therapists or as referred);
- minor carpentry repairs to furniture, doors, windows, gates and fences;
- repairs to door and window locks;
- installation of security chains;
- re-wiring of screens, doors and windows;
- sash window cords replacement;
- spouting clearing (within height restrictions);
- changing tap washers and freeing up hard-to-turn taps;
- minor cistern repairs;
- minor pruning where overhanging poses a safety risk;
- hard rubbish/bundled branch booking service;
- light globes changed;
- fuses repaired;
- re-lighting pilot light;
- installation of smoke detectors and replacement of batteries;
- cleaning windows;
- cleaning light fittings;
- removal of cobwebs from ceiling; and
- moving furniture.
Using the service
The service is available to frail older people and people with disabilities.
Home maintenance staff
The home maintenance team is experienced and skilled to assist with a variety of tasks and is able to respond promptly to urgent safety and security issues.
All staff have undergone Police and reference checks.
The fee for this service varies according to income. Monthly accounts are mailed out and can be paid at our Service Centre, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield or at any post office.
Accessing the service
To access support for people aged 65 and older contact My Aged Care. My Aged Care provides a clear entry point to the aged care system and is a key point of interaction with consumers including clients; carers; service providers; and health professionals.
Anyone can contact My Aged Care to find out how to access services, referrals or to seek help.
To be referred to Glen Eira City Council’s support services for the aged, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 Monday to Friday, from 8am to 8pm and Saturday, 10am to 2pm or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au
To access support for people aged less than 65, contact Council on 9524 3333 to confirm eligibility for services.
Funding is provided by the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Victorian Government’s Home and Community Care (HACC) program to assist Council in providing these services.